The Wheel of Life provides a framework of focus, and can aide in honing in on a starting point, as your life dimensions are all interconnected.
We use a gap analysis to identify areas of discrepancies between where you are now vs. where you want to be.
Movement / Exercise
The human body is designed to be in motion, keeping our bones, muscles and even our psyche stronger. Movement/Exercise is what keeps you strong, flexible, restored, and provides you with more energy to do all the things you want to do.
Sleep / Rest
The body does much of its repair and regeneration during deep sleep. But sleep eludes many and the lack of sleep can feed into a chronic fatigue cycle. Sleep rest includes activities around falling asleep, sleeping through the night, resting, taking rest breaks for energy conservation and recovery time between workouts.
As a nation, we are often overfed and undernourished. Information overload surrounding the topic of food can make it hard to identify your best way forward. A healthy diet both feeds and protects you from many illnesses, while a poorly balanced diet can make you vulnerable to disease and illness. It’s about more than carbs or no carbs. It’s about finding what’s right for you, for the metabolism and lifestyle that is uniquely yours and what it takes to feed both your body and your soul.
Relationships / Communication
One of the most satisfying things in life is to truly connect and bond with other people. Relationships can be challenging to cultivate and hard to sustain. Our needs and expectations may change over time. Open, respectful communication can have a significant and positive effect on your health and vitality. By honestly evaluating your relationships, you can minimize or reevaluate your choices in those that do not serve you and invest in positive connections with those who give you energy.
Career / Personal Development
Career and Personal Development are about the activities that provide overall meaning and purpose in your life. Your definition of what that means is unique to you. It may include your chosen profession, volunteering and other life goals that bring you joy and fulfillment. Taking a deeper look at work-life balance, and even your sense of purpose is one of the components to finding optimal health and well-being.
Spirituality / Connection to Universe
Spirituality is the capacity for you to see purpose and meaning in life in something larger than just you. It includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. Spirituality may be found walking in nature, being at the ocean, or sharing time with those closest to us. For others, prayer or formalized religion is a form of spirituality. Some express their spirituality through mindful practices, acts of kindness and compassion. Spirituality can make the tough times we all experience bearable. Exploring this connection may help you find more ways to enhance your health and well-being.
Mindfulness / Self Awareness
Mindfulness is the natural human capacity for awareness centered in the present moment, paying attention on purpose, without judging in any way. Self-awareness is about focusing your awareness on yourself. It includes your ability to notice your feelings, your physical sensations, your reactions, your habits, your behaviors, and your thoughts. By noticing what is happening within yourself, you can choose to respond or not respond to situations. Once aware, you can respond to changes in your life in proactive and engaged ways. Every person may find their own way of being mindful, and it may evolve and change over time to enhance overall vitality.
Your living and working surroundings, wherever you spend the most time, can affect your overall wellbeing. Spaces that are not personally satisfying, or perhaps cluttered or dark, can cause stress and hinder relaxation and comfort. By bringing order to your surroundings, paying attention to senses such as light, noise, color and odors, you can create environments that nurture your mind and reduce stress.
This is your personal financial health. Everyone has different needs vs wants, different values, different definitions of financial security. Do finances contribute to stress in your life? Strain relationships? Are you living in a comfortable financial climate that meets your needs, and fulfills your sense of security?
Stress Management / Self Care
Stress management is managing the feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. The mind-body connection happens on both a physical and a chemical level where one's thoughts, emotions, or spiritual practices can directly affect the way the body functions. Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Stress management / Self Care includes incorporating preventative measures as well as taking appropriate interventions through conventional medicine as well as complementary approaches.